We just know that when Kelly Kapoor leaves “The Office” she goes home to a perfectly decorated space ready for relaxation and maybe an after-work cocktail or two.
This year, she teamed up with Amazon, as well as six Amazon Homemade Makers, to curate the ultimate gift guide for the holidays at home.
“Working closely with Amazon Handmade Makers from around the world to curate this Amazon Homemade holiday collection has been inspiring,” Kaling said in a statement on the site. “I’m super passionate about supporting small businesses, so I’m very excited for you to shop our unique items and help these brands grow!”
The Amazon Makers include women and men who run their small businesses on Amazon. For handcrafted woodworking and design, Kaling turned to Specialty Wood Design, leather goods made in America from Northwind Supply, skincare items from New York City-based 16J Organics, natural linens from Thing Stories and beautiful decor from Honeycomb Studio and Sweet Water Decor.
Without further ado, listen to Mindy Kaling and help these small businesses grow, while also getting your holiday shopping and host and hostess presents picked out at the same time.
You can never have too many candles, plus, they make for excellent host and hostess gifts for every occasion. Kaling’s favorite scent is the Sandalwood Rose by Sweet Water Decor — it features a warm and cozy fragrance which smells of orange, cinnamon and clove.
Set the table with Mindy Kaling this season with her pick for the best linen tablecloth. The covering is made of 100% flax linen, which is far more durable than cotton, and comes in a variety of sizes to fit most tables in your home or the homes of your loved ones.
Make sure to pick up some matching placemats, too. These gray placemats are also made of super durable flax linen material and come in a set of four, six, eight or 12 depending on how large of a gathering you are setting up for.
Chop, chop. You’d better hurry to order this gift and get it customized. The wooden cutting board is a great gift for any foodies out there. Plus, you can have the board personalized with your recipients name or a nice note to make the gift even more meaningful.
Who doesn’t love charcuterie? Even if you can’t ever seem to spell the word, having the perfect long board for your favorite meats, fruits and cheeses is a must during the holidays. The wooden slab is finished with mineral oil and food safe for cutting and serving, doubling as a rustic cutting board in the kitchen.
Have your cake and display it, too. This stunning white and gold cake stand is made of handmade porcelain and then hand-painted with 22k gold luster to add that sparkly finish. The cake stand not only works for cakes and pastries, but will look great with fruits and veggies or even on its own in the kitchen.
Fill this notebook with memories of holidays past and present, including the best holiday when you were gifted the personalized cover. The leather cover can come customized with the recipients name or a special note, and even comes with some paper to get you started.
This is yet another pick from Northwind Supply, which was one of Kaling’s favorites when it comes to leather.
“I selected six products from Northwind Supply, a handcrafted leather goods maker, and I’m obsessed with all of them — they’re so well made and they’re beautiful,” Kaling said in a statement.
This dopp kit makes for the perfect gift for the hard-to-shop-for man in your life, or for the frequent flyer always losing their headphones, travel-sized lotions and boarding passes.
Give your junk drawer a makeover and stop losing your keys and wallet, too. This catchall is not only useful, but the leather tray makes for a beautiful piece of decor on any front entryway table, hallway or bedside table to keep the necessities handy.
Winter brings holiday spirit but also dry skin. To combat the latter, make sure you have this bottle of Mindy Kaling’s fave lotion on hand — literally. The Body Sauce lotion from 16J Organics is made from 100% natural ingredients and oils and is designed to be used all over the body right after a shower to lock in moisture and prepare your skin for the day ahead.
After a nice dose of the Body Sauce above, finish it off with this luxe lotion for cracked skin. Mo’Butter is perfect for hands and feet, especially the heels that crack and peel when winter rolls around.
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